Premiership Rugby not to use World Rugby trials

Premiership Rugby is confident of completing the 2019/20 season which was suspended following the pandemic coronavirus
Premiership Rugby is confident of completing the 2019/20 season which was suspended following the pandemic coronavirus
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Premiership Rugby has confirmed that it will not be following the law trials introduced by World Rugby to reduce coronavirus transmission.

The trials announced from the governing body include limits to scrum options with no scrum resets, limits for players joining rucks and mauls, time to play the ball at the base of scrums and rucks reduced from five to three seconds and only one movement permitted for a maul.

However, Premiership Rugby on their part expressed confidence on restarting the game when safe without any rule changes.

"We are undertaking a review of all aspects of the game to ensure the safe return of Gallagher Premiership Rugby, but don't anticipate any law changes."

England's top competition has been on suspension since the completion of the 13th round but the board is confident of completing the ongoing season with a four-week training programme for the players before the resumption takes place.

Earlier, New Zealand's domestic Super Rugby competition also confirmed that they will not be following the World Rugby trials in their tournament that kicks-off next month.

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